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Dr Mary Peace

Senior Lecturer


Summary

I am a lecturer in eighteenth-century English literature with a specialism in sentimental discourse and material culture.

 

About

I am a lecturer in English Literature in the Department of Humanities. I have published widely on sentimental discourse and material culture in the eighteenth century. I am currently a cultural history entitled Sofas, Self and the Rise of the Novel.

 

Teaching

Department of Humanities

Social Sciences and Arts

Over the past five years I have been involved in co-organising a series of day conferences with the Chawton House project and the University of Southampton. Jews and Romanticism (Senate House, February 2006)

Romantic-era Writing for Children (Senate House London, May 2004)

De Stäel's Corinne: A day-conference (Senate House, London, Nov. 2003)

English Literature, Department of Humanities 

 

English Literature and English Studies 

 

Literature of the Eighteenth Century and Romantic Era; The Gothic; Books Matter; The Literature of Things 

 

Research

My current research project is a cultural history of the sofa in the eighteenth century.

 

Publications

Peace, M. (2002). Epicures in rural pleasures: desire, dissent and sentimental economy in Sarah Scott's Millennium Hall. Women's writing, 9 (2), 305-316. http://doi.org/10.1080/09699080200200169

Quinn, V., & Peace, M. (1997). Luxurious sexualities. Textual Practice, 11 (3), 405-416. http://doi.org/10.1080/09502369708582286

Book chapters

Peace, M. (2018). The “Adam Smith problem” and the retreat of sentimental virtue from the world. In Adelman, R., & Packham, C. (Eds.) Political economy, literature & the formation of knowledge, 1720-1850. (pp. 159-182). New York: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Political-Economy-Literature--the-Formation-of-Knowledge-1720-1850/Adelman-Packham/p/book/9781138542136

Peace, M. (2016). The Economy of Nymphomania: Luxury, Virtue, Sentiment and Desire in Mid-Eighteenth Century Medical Discourse. In At the Borders of the Human Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Period. Palgrave Macmillan

Peace, M. (2015). Figuring the London magdalen house: Mercantilist hospital, sentimental asylum or protoevangelical penitentiary? In Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture: Sex, Commerce and Morality. (pp. 141-155). http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315655703-19

Peace, M. (2013). Sentimentality in the Service of Methodism: John Wesley’s Abridgment of Henry Brooke’s The Fool of Quality (1765–1770). In McInelly, B.C. (Ed.) Religion in the age of enlightenment. New York: AMS Press, Inc: http://www.amspressinc.com/rae.html

Peace, M. (2012). "On the soft beds of luxury most kingdoms have expired": 1759 and the lives of prostitutes. In Regan, S. (Ed.) Reading 1795 : literary culture in mid-eighteenth- century Britain and France. (pp. 75-94). Lanham, Md: Bucknell University Press

Peace, M. (2011). Asylum, reformatory or penitentiary? : secular sentiments vs proto-evangelical religion in The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House (1760). In Lewis, A., & Ellis, M. (Eds.) Prostitution and eighteenth-century culture : sex, commerce and morality. London: Pickering and Chatto

Peace, M. (2000). Prostitution and the growth of desire : the rise and fall of sentimental economics in the eighteenth century. In Wheeler, W. (Ed.) The Political Subject Essays on the Self from Art, Politics and Science. Lawrence & Wishart Limited

Books

Peace, M., & Verhoeven, W.M. (2017). Anti-Jacobin Novels. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781351223140

Scholarly editions

(2005). The Infernal Quixote: A Tale of the Day. Pickering and Chatto.

Theses / Dissertations

Khan, H. (2016). Masculinity and the whoremonger in mid-eighteenth century memoirs does whoremongering conform to contemporary ideals of masculinity? (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Peace, M. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00035

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently supervising a PhD by Rose Hilton on the passions and the idea of the self in eighteenth century play texts by women. 

 

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